UM students of the WWAMI class of 2016

Pre-Med Program Sees Increase in Medical School Acceptance

With 18 students accepted into medical schools this year, the Pre-Medical Sciences Program at UM reached an acceptance rate of 64 percent – 20 points higher than the national average of 44...

a young art enthusiast views a painting at the MMAC

More Than 1,500 Students Tour Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Since the opening of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture’s “The Art of the State: Celebrating 120 Years of the MMAC Permanent Collection,” more than 1,500 school-aged children have toured the...

A robotic pygmy owl built by UM Professor Erick Greene

Researcher: When Birds Squawk, Other Species Seem to Listen

“In the backyard of a woodsy home, small birds flitted to and from the yard’s feeder. They were oblivious to a curious stand nearby, topped by a curtain that was painted to resemble bark. Erick...

Chad Miller won the top prize at UM's John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge

Business School Announces Winners of Startup Challenge

UM’s School of Business Administration, along with the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, have announced the winners of the 26th annual John...

UM graduate Ryan Bell

Recent UM Graduates Earn Fulbright Scholarships

UM graduates Ryan Bell, Brinna Boettger and Dylan Gomes recently received Fulbright Scholarship award notifications for the coming year. Bell was awarded a coveted Fulbright-National Geographic...

The Grizzly Bear Statue at UM

Three Educators Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

UM’s College of Humanities and Sciences recently honored three of its faculty members with awards for teaching excellence. Stephen Yoshimura, associate professor in the Department of Communication...

Missoula College graduate Erin Ojala

Missoula College Grad Rewarded for Efforts

Erin Ojala has had a varied career, but no one ever expected her to go to college. She was a truant in high school, neither of her parents went to college, and Ojala had no role model leading her...

UM grad Jason Hanlon

After Losing His Way, Wildlife Biology Grad Finds His Calling

When Jason Hanlon looks at the wolf skeleton, he sees a little bit of himself. Hanlon, 38, graduates this week from UM with a science degree from the College of Forestry and Conservation. Like the...

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Accreditation Review Lauds UM Business, Accounting Programs

The School of Business Administration at UM has maintained both its business and accounting accreditations by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. UM’s...

a Bornean stubtail incubates its eggs

Study Uncovers Why Songbirds Vary in Time Devoted to Warming Eggs

The amount of care parents provide their young varies greatly across the animal kingdom, particularly among songbird species, who spend anywhere from 20 percent to nearly 100 percent of daylight...

sunset in Missoula

Missoula Ranked No. 9 on List of Top College Towns

The American Institute for Economic Research College Destinations Index recently ranked Missoula, home to the University of Montana, among the top College Towns in the U.S. The index lists the top...

Commencement at UM

Commencement Ceremonies at UM Saturday, May 16

UM’s 118th Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Max Baucus, Montana’s longest-serving U.S. senator and now ambassador to the People’s...

UM Professor Ron Wakimoto

Ron Wakimoto Rearranged How We Think About Fire

Some fire scientists burn down hillsides. Some burn up whole fire policies. Ron Wakimoto has done both, developing research that helps save the lives of firefighters and helps return fire to the...

rendering of upgraded classroom in the LA Building

Gift Supports Renovation in UM’s Liberal Arts Building

Thanks to gifts from UM alum, businessman and philanthropist Dennis Eck from Wolf Point and his wife, Gretchen, from Butte, the University of Montana’s College of Humanities and Sciences will soon...

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Athletic Training Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

Twelve University of Montana athletic training students recently took the Board of Certification exam, a high-stakes evaluation that enables students graduating from accredited athletic training...

students and staff from UM's DSS pose for a photo on the Oval

Students with Disabilities Test Olympus Products, Offer Feedback

UM’s Disability Services for Students recently assisted Olympus Corporation in evaluating its digital-voice recorders in order to improve the quality and usability of their products. Nineteen UM...

Monte poses with a training vehicle at Missoula College

Trucking Companies Seek Missoula College Grads

Every week, trucking companies in western Montana call Mickey Lyngholm, the workforce navigator at Missoula College, and ask her to share their job openings with students and recent graduates....

Shannon O’Brien, new dean of Missoula College

UM Names Shannon O’Brien New Dean of Missoula College

Shannon O’Brien, the education policy adviser for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will become the next dean of Missoula College University of Montana on July 1. O’Brien replaces Interim Dean Jane...

UM Professor Mark Grimes, center, researches the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer

Biologist Advances Cancer Research with Data Analysis Techniques

Patience and persistence are beginning to pay off for UM Professor Mark Grimes, whose research about the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer recently was published by the Public Library...

UM senior Eamon Ormseth

Student Awarded Scholarship to Study Arabic in Morocco

After he graduates this month, UM senior Eamon Ormseth will spend his summer studying Arabic language and culture in Morocco. The U.S. State Department awarded Ormseth a Critical Language...

Art students' work on display at UM exhibit

Art Students Show Off BFA Theses, Final Hurdle Before Graduation

While they might be about to graduate and leave UM, 22 of the school’s art students had one more hurdle in front of them, display their work as part of the annual bachelor of fine arts senior...

UM Professor John Kimball

Researcher Contributes Data to National Climate Assessment

UM Professor John Kimball is among a group of researchers nationwide who are contributing data to the National Climate Assessment. Prominent researchers nationwide are tasked to provide scientific...

students pet a therapy dog in the UC

'Stress Less' Makes Week Before Finals a Favorite for Students

Abby wagged her little tail as Nick LeTang kneeled to give the pup a scratch. The law student at the University of Montana swings through the University Center almost every day, and as a result,...

students pitch their business idea at startup challenge

Entrepreneurial Students to Pitch Startup Ideas at Challenge

UM’s School of Business Administration, along with the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, will showcase the entrepreneurial aspirations of students from...

late UM Griz football player Kole Swartz

Roommate Receives Scholarship Created in Memory of Kole Swartz

The community support was a savior for Sean Swartz over the past month and a half. For Sean and his wife Jennifer, it felt like time to return the favor. The Clinton family and the University of...

UM student works with preschoolers

UM Now Offering Master’s in Early Childhood Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UM now offers a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. This is the only degree of its kind in Montana and will serve to benefit the...

University of Montana student Ellen Ipsen

UM Student to Study in UK on Fulbright Scholarship

University of Montana student Ellen Ipsen will hop across the pond this summer to attend the Fulbright UK Summer Institute for Undergraduates, a program that fosters relations between the United...

Chemistry Professor G. Whiz

Popular Chemistry Professor Prepares to Hang Up his Cloak

In 24 years at UM, chemistry Professor Garon Smith has instructed some 20,000 students in introductory chemistry, and has entertained and educated more than 100,000 young students with his...

UM graduate Thomas Nybo in Nepal after earthquake

Journalism Alumnus Brings Horrors of Quake to the World

Thomas Nybo said he has been at the scene of many natural disasters soon after they have struck: tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons, chronicling them either as a journalist or on behalf of UNICEF....

Cody Meixner and Betsy Story

ASUM Elections: Meixner, Story Win; Majority of Referenda Pass

The results from this week’s Associated Students of UM elections are in and Cody Meixner and Betsy Story will be the next student government president and vice president. Sarah Smith won the...

UM student Jeni Comstock

UM Student Accepted into Seven Medical Schools

Incoming medical students have reached a deadline to make a decision on what medical school they want to attend in the fall. NBC Montana met up with one UM student who exceeded expectations with a...

UM historian David Emmons, and UM alumni Julie and Sam Baldridge

Alumni Donors Boost UM Irish Studies Program

Eminent UM historian David Emmons conducted groundbreaking research on the history of the Irish experience in Montana. Now thanks to a private gift, his work will be honored and continued far into...

UM successfully reduced total emissions 10 percent below 2007 levels

UM Meets 2015 Target for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Continuing its commitment as a leader in higher education sustainability, UM recently announced it has met its 2015 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to UM’s sustainability...

UM Professor Kyle Volk

Professor Examines Alcohol's Role in Early Democracy

This Saturday, thousands will gather in Caras Park to celebrate the 23rd annual Garden City BrewFest. But alcohol wasn't always such a widely embraced social driver. Last year, University of...

oil and gas development as seen from the air

Study: Oil and Gas Development Transforms Landscapes

What are the ecological consequences of this accelerated drilling activity? Researchers at UM have conducted the first-ever broad-scale scientific assessment of how oil and gas development...

speakers at the Asia-Montana Energy Summit

Global Energy Leaders Gather for Mansfield Conference at UM

Leaders in global energy issues from five different countries are converging at the University of Montana Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, for the Asia-Montana Energy Summit. Hosted by...

Ambassador Max Baucus

Ambassador Baucus to Speak at UM Commencement

Max Baucus, Montana’s longest-serving U.S. senator and now ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, will be the featured speaker during the University of Montana’s 118th Commencement...

Shyam Pokhrel, left, and Tek Chhetri, Nepalese students studying at UM

UM Students from Nepal, Montanans Rally to Aid Quake Victims

Although Nepal is almost exactly on the opposite side of the globe from Montana, many locals and visitors are helping send aid to the earthquake-stricken country. Nepalese graduate students Tek...

actors rehearse the play Welcome Home Jenny Sutter

UM Play, Theater Project Gives Voice to Returning Veterans

As part of an effort to give a voice to veterans issues, a UM play will include stories from former military members currently on campus. Veterans who have returned to UM following their service...

UM student Hope Radford

UM Student Wins Udall Scholarship for Second Time

UM student Hope Radford won a second $5,000 Udall Scholarship, which will support her studies for the 2015-16 academic year. Her award marks the 38th time a UM student has earned this prestigious...

UM Professor Joel Henry

Tech Startup Co-Founded by UM Professor Ready to Expand

An upstart technology firm founded in Missoula plans to create 10 new jobs over the next two years to handle the growing demand for its data-mining software. Joel Henry, a law and computer science...

UM researcher Erica Woodahl works in her UM lab

UM Researcher Brings Pharmacogenetics to Reservation

One of the biggest buzzwords in health care right now is pharmacogenetics, also known as personalized or precision medicine. As interest and investment in personalized medicine increases, UM...

UM President Royce Engstrom

Engen and Engstrom: Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault Make Up Next Chapter

“This week, Missoula residents are reading about our community in Jon Krakauer’s book, ‘Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.’ Whatever your opinion of the book, it graphically...

Students exit the Gallagher Business Building

UM Now Offering Business Minor for Students

Now university of Montana students graduating after the fall of 2015 can earn a minor in business administration. Students can enroll in the qualifying courses immediately. Students will be...

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